blanche of castile

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Blanche of Castile (blaːntʃ)
?1188--1252, queen consort (1223--26) of Louis VIII of France, born in Spain. The mother of Louis IX, she acted as regent during his minority (1226--36) and his absence on a crusade (1248--52)

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blanche of castile

wife of Louis VIII of France, mother of Louis IX (St. Louis), and twice regent of France (1226-34, 1248-52), who by wars and marital alliances did much to secure and unify French territories

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